Monday, February 24, 2014

Signs of Spring 2

The fields are full of them!

Signs of Spring 1

Two cock pheasants having a territorial dispute. Usually very shy birds, they were too engrossed in each other to notice us.

Sunday, February 09, 2014

pond life

water is appearing in new places everywhere at the moment. A new waterfall has appeared (visible through the trees just above H's head in the photo) from water flowing out of old mine workings. Some frog spawn has appeared (quite late this year despite the mild temperatures) with an unidentified predator.


Despite all this stormy weather, or possibly because it has been so mild, the annual cycle has started again. Snowdrops are out in profusion everywhere. These are complex varieties growing in the valley between Old Mill and Luckett.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Spring like

It was warm and almost Spring-like today, daffodils and snowdrops are out and there are signs of plants beginning to come into leaf already giving the landscape a hint of fresh green.

look outs at Luckett

Can we come for a walk too?

vandals at Greenscoombe

It must be so much fun driving your 4x4 illegally into these woods and meadows and driving at speed across a rare and fragile landscape leaving your scat so every one can know you exist, after all you are more important than anything else on the planet.